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    1976 Datsun 280z 2+2

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  1. It was already on the car and fully assembled when I noticed. I placed a block of wood against the firewall and was easily able to move the camshaft forward using the curved portion of a long pry bar. There was not a lot of room, so it was the only thing I could think of. Everything is on, timing lines up nicely, so we are moving on. Kid has homecoming in a few weeks! Remember those days! Camaro-guy
  2. You guys are absolutely correct! I have been pretty nervous about this whole head swap and I completely over looked the obvious. We will try to tap it forward this morning with a rubber mallet! Project is back on the move! Thanks again! Camaro-guy
  3. site unseen, Yes, I wasn't going to use their name, but yeah camaro-guy
  4. My son and I bought a rebuilt n42 head. We have replaced the head, but when we went to install the cam sprocket, we noticed the end of the cam is different. The first Pic is a pic of the head we took off and the second is of the head we put on the car. The place where the sprocket mounts is different. Got any ideas on how we should tackle this problem? camaro-guy
  5. I have a friend who is a professional welder, so I have left him a message to see if he would be willing to help. I like the dies you made, and they should not be that difficult to replicate. Is it possible for you to give me the dimensions of your dies, the inner diameter of the cups, or anything of that nature? Are the cups the diameter of the bushing when compressed or straight out of the box? What is the thickness of the metal the cups are made out of? How deep are the cups? Otherwise I may just have to make some educated guesses and see how it goes. I'm in the middle of the boondocks and
  6. Ok, so if I understand what you are saying: I should look at disassembling the bracket, replace the center section, and reassemble it on the frame?
  7. I do have the original rods, and they appear to be in pretty decent condition...
  8. No offense taken...The image looks so different from what I actually have left, that I guess it was hard to believe... camaro-guy
  9. So, should there be a "Cup" on each side of the bracket the compression/tension rod passes through?
  10. I do not mind welding in a new section. What size is the hole in the center? Is it just large enough for the end of the tension rod to pass through it? Camaro-guy
  11. Any idea how I am going to fix this, or where to go to get something to fix it with? Is that a 76 Datsun 280z in your picture? Camaro-guy
  12. Everyone, My 17 year old picked out a 1976 Datsun 280z 2+2 as his first car. It's a father son project and we are going through the car to replace the worn parts and make it his daily driver. The clutch needs to be changed, and while we are in there and have a lot of stuff out of the car, we are replacing/cleaning up/fixing anything else we see. Immediately, we noticed all the bushings are really worn and nee replaced. When we pulled the tension arms, we found the mounts to be quite worn out. We cannot be the first people to run into this, but after many seacrches we have
  13. Hello everyone, My son and I purchased a 1976 Datsun 280z 2+2 for his first car last month and it will be our father/son project car. With that said, we have been trying very hard to get his car ready for Pennsylvania State inspection on the 8th of May 2019. We have been working hard and have been reading many of the z car forums, watching youtube videos, and reading as much material as we can find. Thanks to all the information out there we have successfully fixed numerous issues, but we still have a few things to go. My son has big dreams for this car but we are tryi
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